(Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail; daughter of Typhon
a grotesque product of the imagination
Chimera, or any fabulous creature with parts from different animals.
A vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the imagination; as, the chimera of an author.
An organism with genetically distinct cells originating from two zygotes.
A gargoyle (fictional winged creature)
(usually chimaera) A cartilaginous marine fish in the subclass Holocephali and especially the order Chimaeriformes, with a blunt snout, long tail, and a spine before the first dorsal fin.
A mythical monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon.
Origin: From . The fabulous monster in Lycea (with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail), supposedly personification of snow or winter, originally "year-old she-goat", from . Meaning "wild fantasy" first recorded 1587.
a monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon
a vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the imagination; as, the chimera of an author
Origin: [L. chimaera a chimera (in sense 1), Gr. a she-goat, a chimera, fr. he-goat; cf. Icel. qymbr a yearling ewe.]
The Chimera was, according to Greek mythology, a monstrous fire-breathing female and male creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of three animals — a lion, a snake and a goat. Usually depicted as a lion, with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that ended in a snake's head, the Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra. The term chimera has come to describe any mythical or fictional animal with parts taken from various animals, or to describe a creature perceived as wildly imaginative or implausible.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Chimæra, ki-mē′ra, n. a fabulous, fire-spouting monster, with a lion's head, a serpent's tail, and a goat's body: any idle or wild fancy: a picture of an animal having its parts made up of various animals: a genus of cartilaginous fishes, often ranked along with the sharks and rays.—adjs. Chimer′ic, -al, of the nature of a chimera: wild: fanciful.—adv. Chimer′ically. [L.,—Gr. chimaira, a she-goat.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An individual that contains cell populations derived from different zygotes.
The numerical value of chimera in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of chimera in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- quimeraCatalan, Valencian
- Schimäre, ChimäreGerman
- khimaira, sillikuningaskalaFinnish
- ցնորք, քիմերա, պատրանքArmenian
- キマイラ, キメラJapanese
- 키메라, 키마이라Korean
- quimera, gárgulaPortuguese
- himera, химераSerbo-Croatian
- kimera, chimär, chimära, chimairaSwedish
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